This is the second knife I am offering for 2018. It is also my second attempt to pour a pewter bolster in place. This time, I hollowed the antler out completely and filled it with pewter. You can feel the additional weight and see the pewter start at the bolster (between blade and hilt) and then at the rear.
The blade was hand forged and finished. It was quenched and heat treated twice to approximately 55 on the Rockwell hardness scale. This makes for a very resilient blade, able to hold an edge while till being able to resharpen with traditional stone.
The hilt on this hand made Sgian-dubh is made from white tail dear antler. The antler is finished and sealed with hand rubbed tung oil.